Best of the 09 Orchid Expo in Quito

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  1. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I've finally got through labelling all of my photos from the 2009 International Orchid Expo that was held here in Quito at the beginning of the month. Here, then, is a smattering of the best orchids in the show, including some of the ones that won "best in show" for their categories - photos are labeled with the tag info that was findable for the orchids (as some companies were not good at labeling *cough cough* Ecuagenera Gualaceo I'm looking at you!). I am particularly fond of the Maxillaria group of orchids (which includes Lycaste, Acineta, and Maxillaria), but this show also really opened my eyes to the Masdevallias and other Pleurothallids.
     

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    And here's some more!
     

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    There was an orchid show in Toronto last weekend, and I admired the masdevallias, too!
    How demanding are these?
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    In my experience, not terribly. They like to be kept fairly moist and that is about it - they're cool growers.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    And here's the rest. Folks, these 30-some pictures are my faves out of some 300+ that I took at the show.
     

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    Nice orchids at that show. Considering how many orchids are endemic to Ecuador many of these species must be available from your local vendors. I just picked up a few pre-ordered from Ecuador myself. After Paphiopedilums, Masdevallia are my favorite orchids. I can fit a lot of them in a relatively small area.

    Thanks for sharing
    Shaun
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Many of them are; some are being bred by specific clubs - the best in show Masdevallia in particular is an interspecies hybrid. My problem is that the ones I like are micros (primarily Pleurothallids), many of which are prohibitively expensive....
     
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    Just glorious, lorax! Thank you for sharing this beauty with us. Wow. Love those phragmipediums! Ooh, and the mustachioed masdevallias. Your subjects and your photographic technique are equally gorgeous. Wonderful!
     
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    Thank you for the wonderful time lorax. I love picture #8, the flowers look like monkey face...
     

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